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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819279/application-of-current-prognostic-models-for-primary-myelofibrosis-in-the-setting-of-post-polycythemia-vera-or-post-essential-thrombocythemia-myelofibrosis
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A Tefferi, L Saeed, C A Hanson, R P Ketterling, A Pardanani, N Gangat
Leukemia accepted article preview online, 18 August 2017. doi:10.1038/leu.2017.268.
August 18, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809641/cementless-total-hip-arthroplasty-in-primary-myelofibrosis-a-case-report
#2
S Brodt, E Eigendorff, G Matziolis
There is a great deal of data available, in part contradictory, on the best fixation technique to use for total hip arthroplasty (THA) in hip osteoarthritis. Both the cementless and the cemented versions offer excellent long-term outcomes - if the respective technique is applied correctly. However, as far as we know, no recommendation has been made regarding cemented vs. cementless THA in primary myelofibrosis. The case described here concerns a very active 76-year-old patient with primary myelofibrosis. This is a rare hematological disease...
2017: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808761/the-underappreciated-risk-of-thrombosis-and-bleeding-in-patients-with-myelofibrosis-a-review
#3
REVIEW
Devendra Kc, Lorenzo Falchi, Srdan Verstovsek
Bleeding and thrombosis are long recognized complications of myelofibrosis (MF) and contribute significantly to its morbidity and mortality. However, so far, few studies have evaluated the frequency of these events, their characteristics, and their prognostic impact. Based on these studies, thrombotic events in MF are about as common as in essential thrombocytemia (ET) but less common than in polycythemia vera (PV), while bleeding events are relatively more common in MF than in ET or PV. The emergence of the concept of prefibrotic primary MF (PMF), which is associated with a higher frequency of thrombohemorrhagic complications than ET, and the growing evidence that prefibrotic PMF may also have a different thrombotic and bleeding risk profiles than fibrotic (overt) PMF have emphasized the need for a reappraisal of the risk of thrombosis and hemorrhage in patients with MF...
August 14, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799436/immunotherapy-based-approaches-in-myelofibrosis
#4
Lucia Masarova, Srdan Verstovsek, Hagop Kantarjian, Naval Daver
Aberrant regulation of the immune system with up-regulation of pro-inflammatory cytokines contributes to disease pathophysiology in myelofibrosis (MF). Therapeutic options for MF associated anemia, thrombocytopenia, and bone marrow fibrosis remain limited. Areas covered: This review focuses on immune based therapies in MF, including immunomodulatory imide drugs (IMiDs), interferons, monoclonal antibodies and targeted agents (SL-401), and checkpoint inhibitors. Published literature was reviewed using available databases (PubMed, Cochrane, Scopus) and web pages (clinicaltrials...
August 11, 2017: Expert Review of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796569/cost-effectiveness-of-kinase-inhibitors-for-hematologic-malignancies-a-systematic-and-critical-review
#5
Monia Marchetti
Several genetic disruptions lead to constitutive activation of those kinases leukemic cells depend on for survival and proliferation. Kinase inhibitors (KI) are major therapeutic innovations for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), chronic lymphoid leukemia (CLL) and myelofibrosis (MF) providing a relevant improvement of quality-adjusted survival in patients with high-risk or refractory disease. CML patients are being treated with first-generation KI imatinib since many years, achieving expected survivals longer than 10 years...
August 10, 2017: Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794969/an-unusual-type-of-myeloid-sarcoma-localization-following-myelofibrosis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#6
Nicola Orofino, Daniele Cattaneo, Cristina Bucelli, Loredana Pettine, Sonia Fabris, Umberto Gianelli, Nicola Stefano Fracchiolla, Agostino Cortelezzi, Alessandra Iurlo
Myeloid Sarcoma (MS) is a rare malignancy that can present as an isolated disease or more frequently in association with or following acute myeloid leukemia or other myeloid neoplasms and rarely following myelofibrosis. Since molecular pathogenesis and prognostic factors of MS are not well understood, its prognosis remains poor even in the era of novel agents and target therapies. We report the case of a patient with MS following myelofibrosis with multiple subcutaneous, cutaneous and muscle localizations; the latter has been reported in the literature as anecdotal...
2017: Leukemia Research Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794380/tumor-lysis-syndrome-after-the-administration-of-ruxolitinib-in-a-patient-with-post-polycythemia-vera-myelofibrosis
#7
Megumi Koshiishi, Yuki Sueki, Ichiro Kawashima, Kei Nakajima, Toru Mitsumori, Keita Kirito
The development of tumor lysis syndrome (TLS) in association with treatment for myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) is relatively rare. We herein present the case of a post-polycythemia vera (PV) myelofibrosis patient with massive splenomegaly who developed laboratory TLS after treatment with ruxolitinib, a potent JAK1/JAK2 inhibitor. She also exhibited a rapid reduction of spleen volume. Our present case suggests the potential risk of TLS development after ruxolitinib treatment, particularly in patients with massive splenomegaly...
August 10, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794072/ruxolitinib-versus-best-available-therapy-for-et-intolerant-or-resistant-to-hydroxycarbamide-in-a-randomized-trial
#8
Claire N Harrison, Adam J Mead, Anesh Panchal, Sonia Fox, Christina Yap, Emmanouela Gbandi, Aimee Houlton, Samah Alimam, Joanne Ewing, Marion Wood, Frederick Chen, Jason Coppell, Nicki Panoskaltsis, Steven Knapper, Sahra Ali, Angela Hamblin, Ruben Scherber, Amylou C Dueck, Nicholas C P Cross, Ruben Mesa, Mary Frances McMullin
Treatments for high-risk essential thrombocythemia (ET) address thrombocytosis, disease-related symptoms, as well as risks of thrombosis, hemorrhage, transformation to myelofibrosis and leukemia. Patients resistant/intolerant to hydroxycarbamide (HC) have a poor outlook. MAJIC (ISRCTN61925716) is a randomized phase II trial of ruxolitinib (JAK1/2 inhibitor) vs Best Available Therapy (BAT) in ET and polycythemia vera (PV) patients resistant or intolerant to HC. Here findings of MAJIC-ET are reported, where the modified intention-to-treat population included 58 & 52 patients randomized to receive ruxolitinib or BAT respectively...
August 9, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791654/pharmacotherapy-of-myelofibrosis
#9
REVIEW
Douglas Tremblay, Bridget Marcellino, John Mascarenhas
Myelofibrosis (MF) is a myeloproliferative neoplasm that is pathologically characterized by bone marrow myeloproliferation, reticulin and collagen fibrosis, and extramedullary hematopoiesis. Constitutive activation of the Janus associated kinase (JAK)-signal transducers and activators of transcription signaling pathway with resultant elevation in pro-inflammatory cytokine levels is the pathogenic hallmark of MF. JAK inhibitors, namely ruxolitinib, have been successful in alleviating symptoms and reducing splenomegaly, but therapy-related myelosuppression has led to the further development of highly selective JAK2 inhibitors...
August 8, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791626/fatal-ruxolitinib-related-jc-virus-meningitis
#10
Begoña Ballesta, Héctor González, Vicente Martín, Juan J Ballesta
We report a possible association between ruxolitinib and JC virus meningitis. A 72-year-old man with myelofibrosis started treatment with ruxolitinib. Fourteen days later, the patient presented to the emergency department with fever and nausea. HIV test was negative. Ruxolitinib was suspended. Symptoms progressed with neck stiffness, cognitive impairment, and motor aphasia. CSF was positive for JC virus. MRI showed nonspecific abnormal findings. Five days after the clinical debut, the patient died. The clinical picture, MRI imaging, and positive JC virus PCR in CSF strongly suggest ruxolitinib-related JC virus meningitis...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Neurovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782256/risk-factors-and-a-prognostic-model-for-post-splenectomy-survival-in-myelofibrosis
#11
Ayalew Tefferi, Mythri Mudireddy, Naseema Gangat, Curtis A Hanson, Rhett P Ketterling, Animesh Pardanani, David M Nagorney
Palliative treatment in myelofibrosis (MF) includes transfusion support, JAK2 inhibitors, involved field radiotherapy and splenectomy. In order to assist in selecting patients who are likely to benefit from splenectomy, we looked into risk factors for post-splenectomy survival, in 120 consecutive cases (median age 66 years); at the time of splenectomy, 61% displayed red cell transfusion need, 49% platelet count <100 x 10(9)/L, 25% leukocyte count >25 x 10(9)/L, 60% constitutional symptoms and 13% circulating blasts ≥5%; dynamic international prognostic scoring system risk categories were 21% high, 55% intermediate-2, 21% intermediate-1 and 3% low...
August 7, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780729/the-impact-of-myeloproliferative-neoplasms-mpns-on-patient-quality-of-life-and-productivity-results-from-the-international-mpn-landmark-survey
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Claire N Harrison, Steffen Koschmieder, Lynda Foltz, Paola Guglielmelli, Tina Flindt, Michael Koehler, Jonathan Mathias, Norio Komatsu, Robert N Boothroyd, Amber Spierer, Julian Perez Ronco, Gavin Taylor-Stokes, John Waller, Ruben A Mesa
Myelofibrosis (MF), polycythemia vera (PV), and essential thrombocythemia (ET) are myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) associated with high disease burden, reduced quality of life (QOL), and shortened survival. To assess how MPNs affect patients, we conducted a global MPN Landmark survey. This online survey of patients with MPNs and physicians was conducted in Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, Italy, and the United Kingdom. The survey measured MPN-related symptoms and the impact of MPNs on QOL and the ability to work as well as disease-management strategies...
August 5, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775247/spinal-abscess-caused-by-salmonella-bacteremia-in-a-patient-with-primary-myelofibrosis
#13
Shehab Fareed, Abdulqadir J Nashwan, Sulieman Abu Jarir, Ahmed Husain, Dina Sameh Suliman, Friyal Ibrahim, Abbas Moustafa, Muhammad S Akhter, Mohamed A Yassin
BACKGROUND In Primary Myelofibrosis (PMF; a clonal disorder arising from the neoplastic transformation of early hematopoietic stem cells) patients, spinal cord compression (SCC) is a common complication or even a presentation symptom due to extramedullary hematopoiesis (EMH). However, a case of SCC caused by a spinal abscess is unusual. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report of this rare condition. CASE REPORT We are reporting the case of a 50-year-old male with primary myelofibrosis and long-standing splenomegaly with back pain as a presenting symptom who was found to have spinal cord compression...
August 4, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770949/treatment-of-patients-with-primary-myelofibrosis-using-dasatinib
#14
Q-L Song, B Zhang, Y Xu, R-X Xia, X-H Lu, Z-X Pei, Q-W Xu, W-Y Li, Z-D Li
OBJECTIVE: Primary myelofibrosis (PMF) is a chronic clonal myeloproliferative neoplasm. It is associated with a poor prognosis, with a median survival time of approximately five years. Thus far, there are no specific targeted drugs for PMF. In this study, we evaluated the efficacy and safety of dasatinib, a second-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitor, in six PMF patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From June 1, 2015 to February 29, 2016, six patients with PMF in our department were enrolled into this trial...
July 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766534/-clinical-features-of-essential-thrombocythemia-and-primary-myelofibrosis-depending-on-the-molecular-characteristics-of-disease
#15
A L Melikyan, I N Subortseva, A B Sudarikov, A M Kovrigina, E A Gilyazitdinova, T I Kolosheinova, A O Abdullaev, S A Treglazova
The aim of the present paper was to evaluate the clinical features and risk of thrombotic events (TE) in patients with essential thrombocythemia (ET) and primary myelofibrosis (PMF), depending on the molecular characteristics of disease. Clinical data and laboratory parameters were analyzed in 50 ET patients and 50 PMF ones who had been followed up at the Department for Standardization of Treatments, National Research Center for Hematology, Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, from February 2015 to September 2016...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760302/developmental-therapeutics-in-myeloproliferative-neoplasms
#16
REVIEW
Prithviraj Bose, Srdan Verstovsek
The unprecedented success of the Janus kinase (JAK) 1/2 inhibitor ruxolitinib in myelofibrosis (MF) provided much-needed impetus for clinical drug development for the Philadelphia chromosome-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms. The survival benefit conferred by this agent, along with its marked efficacy with regard to spleen volume and symptom reduction, have made ruxolitinib the cornerstone of drug therapy in MF. However, there remain significant unmet needs in the treatment of patients with MF, and many novel classes of agents continue to be investigated in efforts to build on the progress made with ruxolitinib...
July 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758099/platelet-expression-of-pkcepsilon-oncoprotein-in-myelofibrosis-is-associated-with-disease-severity-and-thrombotic-risk
#17
Elena Masselli, Cecilia Carubbi, Giulia Pozzi, Silvia Martini, Franco Aversa, Daniela Galli, Giuliana Gobbi, Prisco Mirandola, Marco Vitale
BACKGROUND: Myelofibrosis (MF) is the most aggressive Philadelphia-negative chronic myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN) with high morbidity and mortality due to thrombo-hemorrhagic complications and leukemic transformation. MF is characterized by profound alterations of megakaryocytopoiesis, with consequent abnormalities in platelet number and function. We recently showed that the overexpression of the oncoprotein PKCepsilon plays a key role in the aberrant differentiation of MF megakaryocyte clone and that its levels correlate with disease burden...
July 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757383/indications-and-outcome-of-splenectomy-in-hematologic-disease
#18
S Bonnet, A Guédon, J-A Ribeil, F Suarez, J Tamburini, S Gaujoux
Splenectomy is part of the therapeutic arsenal for benign or malignant hematological disorders that constitute the main indication for elective splenectomy. With the development of minimally invasive approaches, and in particular, laparoscopy, as well as the advent of monoclonal antibody therapy, the indications and the outcomes of splenectomy for hematologic disease have changed in recent years. Nonetheless, splenectomy has its place in hemoglobinopathies and hemolytic diseases, improves thrombocytopenia in refractory immune thrombocytopenic purpura, can reverse sequelae linked to voluminous splenomegaly secondary to myelofibrosis, or can be used for diagnostic purposes or for splenomegaly in lymphoproliferative syndromes...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Visceral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754985/epigenetic-changes-in-myelofibrosis-distinct-methylation-changes-in-the-myeloid-compartments-and-in-cases-with-asxl1-mutations
#19
Helene Myrtue Nielsen, Christen Lykkegaard Andersen, Maj Westman, Lasse Sommer Kristensen, Fazila Asmar, Torben Arvid Kruse, Mads Thomassen, Thomas Stauffer Larsen, Vibe Skov, Lise Lotte Hansen, Ole Weis Bjerrum, Hans Carl Hasselbalch, Vasu Punj, Kirsten Grønbæk
This is the first study to compare genome-wide DNA methylation profiles of sorted blood cells from myelofibrosis (MF) patients and healthy controls. We found that differentially methylated CpG sites located to genes involved in 'cancer' and 'embryonic development' in MF CD34+ cells, in 'inflammatory disease' in MF mononuclear cells, and in 'immunological diseases' in MF granulocytes. Only few differentially methylated CpG sites were common among the three cell populations. Mutations in the epigenetic regulators ASXL1 (47%) and TET2 (20%) were not associated with a specific DNA methylation pattern using an unsupervised approach...
July 28, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747560/germline-variations-at-jak2-tert-hbs1l-myb-and-mecom-and-the-risk-of-myeloproliferative-neoplasms-in-taiwanese-population
#20
Yi-Hao Chiang, Yu-Cheng Chang, Huan-Chau Lin, Ling Huang, Chun-Chia Cheng, Wei-Ting Wang, Hung-I Cheng, Nai-Wen Su, Caleb Gon-Shen Chen, Johnson Lin, Yi-Fang Chang, Ming-Chih Chang, Ruey-Kuen Hsieh, Wen-Chien Chou, Ken-Hong Lim, Yuan-Yeh Kuo
Germline variations at JAK2, TERT, HBS1L-MYB and MECOM have been found to associate with myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) in European populations. Whether these germline variations are associated with MPNs in Taiwanese population is obscure. Here we aimed to evaluate the association of five germline variations (JAK2 46/1 haplotype tagged by rs12343867, JAK2 intron 8 rs12339666, TERT rs2736100, HBS1L-MYB rs9376092 and MECOM rs2201862) and the risk of MPNs in Taiwanese population. A total of 178 MPN patients (109 essential thrombocythemia, 54 polycythemia vera and 15 primary myelofibrosis) were enrolled into this study...
July 12, 2017: Oncotarget
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